Our fees in uncontested English estates are based on a ‘time spent’ basis, dependant on the hourly rates of the solicitor carrying out each aspect of the administration.
Our private client practice is headed by partner, Geoffrey Ditz, whose hourly charge out rate is £300 plus VAT. Geoffrey is assisted by Tyla Robins, an associate solicitor, whose hourly charge out rate is £200 plus VAT. In practice Tyla deals with the day to day administration of the estate under Geoffrey’s supervision.
Their profiles are below:
As estates differ in value and complexity, it can be difficult to provide standard costings without being aware of all parameters. However, some sample estate pricing is set out below:
- A fee for a simple estate, where there is a single property and bank account(s) is usually in the region of £1,200 plus VAT.
- A more complex estate, where there are numerous assets and/or a foreign element our fees can range from £2,500 up to £20,000 plus VAT.
Once we establish the nature and value of all the assets and liabilities of an estate, JPC provide the client with a fee estimate for the administration.
Having provided a fee estimate, if any unexpected issues arise in the administration process, JPC notify the client as soon as possible and amend our fee estimate accordingly, with the client’s approval.
JPC do not charge a percentage of the gross estate.
We are also prepared to agree fixed fees.